O’LEARY -- The common room in the Margaret Stewart Ellis Home in O’Leary has been transformed into a cruise ship for the duration of the Home’s two-week winter carnival.
There are paintings on the wall that look like portholes. There’s even a Tiki bar and lots of room for on-deck activities.
This cruise comes at an important time in the life of the Margaret Stewart Ellis home. Just two weeks after eight new residents were welcomed into the expanded facility, the mock cruise gives everyone the opportunity to socialize and have fun together.
Much like a real cruise, residents of the home lined up in the corridors waiting for the ship’s horn to sound, a signal that it was time to board the boat and get on with the fun.
As they arrived on deck, passengers received their boarding pass and a very official-looking passport.
Every weekday for the two-week winter carnival, there will be activities on deck including musical guests, comedy, snacks, portraits and a formal Captain’s Dinner. There will even be mock excursions to places like Cuba, Mexico and Hawaii.